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Forum: Forum Admin and News 7th November 2010, 09:00 PM
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Posted By MrMark
Sorry to see this place go. I feel you're making...

Sorry to see this place go. I feel you're making a mistake Ben,as this must be good publicity for your language site, but you obviously have weighed up pros and cons of doing this. Good luck for the...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 24th October 2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,767
Posted By MrMark
al otro lado .... the translation could be "he...

al otro lado .... the translation could be "he has no limits" (as posted on Twitter/ReVerbSpanish - I think it's Beckett who posts here, but it may be Beckett just links to that Twitter feed)
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 24th October 2010, 12:30 PM
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Views: 6,887
Posted By MrMark
Maybe live closer to Lista or Diego de Leon metro...

Maybe live closer to Lista or Diego de Leon metro stops, as things will be cheaper, but you are still close to the Salamanca area. Lavapies would possibly be the most exciting (but a tad dangerous),...
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 24th October 2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,767
Posted By MrMark
Someone's asked the same question in...

Someone's asked the same question in WordReference. Seems the rough translation would be "No-one can catch him..."
Forum: Spanish Basics - Vocab and Grammar Q & A 24th October 2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,767
Posted By MrMark
no tiene corchetes

Can anyone tell me what this expression means? I saw it in a headline "Messi no tiene corchetes" The literal meaning doesn't mean much.
Gracias,
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 13th October 2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,404
Posted By MrMark
I worked for a time for a professional social...

I worked for a time for a professional social network company. They had to put huge resources into managing email, user authentication etc. They soon found that they couldn't manage the email and...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 11th October 2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,404
Posted By MrMark
The basic display of a listings site probably...

The basic display of a listings site probably isn't too difficult (relatively!) to rig up. The difficult part would be in running the interaction part of the site (emails, messages, taking payments...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 3rd October 2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 205,873
Posted By MrMark
Real Madrid are back!

Hala Madrid! (Real 6 Depor 1)
Maybe Jose is the real deal after all!
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 3rd May 2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,478
Posted By MrMark
It may be worth perusing this site...

It may be worth perusing this site http://www.burbuja.info/inmobiliaria/burbuja-inmobiliaria/
the equivalent of House Price Crash forum. There'll be the normal quota of tin foil hat mentalists, but...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 17th April 2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,272
Posted By MrMark
On the other hand they've now gained a lot of...

On the other hand they've now gained a lot of (free) publicity. It's possible it was intentional?
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 17th April 2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 33,519
Posted By MrMark
When the flights get back to normal (and it may...

When the flights get back to normal (and it may be longer than we think), there will be a large backlog to get over. Airlines will be able to charge extortionate fees, as there will be an oversupply...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 17th April 2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 33,519
Posted By MrMark
Ryanair are NOT charging for bathroom visits. If...

Ryanair are NOT charging for bathroom visits. If nothing else they'd end up with wet seats! This story came out last year and was obviously a bit of publicity seeking by Ryanair; it's since been...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 8th April 2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,028
Posted By MrMark
There are agencies that specialize in short term...

There are agencies that specialize in short term accommodation in Madrid, for example http://www.accommadrid.com/en/index.html When I've stayed in Madrid previously I used...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 22nd February 2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,176
Posted By MrMark
You do your cause no good at all by stating every...

You do your cause no good at all by stating every thing you believe is fact, and every the other side states is false.

For example :
...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 18th February 2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,371
Posted By MrMark
Even before the days of the AVE, people generally...

Even before the days of the AVE, people generally missed out Aragon when travelling from Barcelona to Madrid. Don't get me wrong, those are great cities, and there are historic places you can visit...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 18th February 2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,176
Posted By MrMark
I wonder how much damage to health all those cars...

I wonder how much damage to health all those cars are causing?

The real killer of course is stress. People are getting ever more stressed out about being able to earn a living and provide for...
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 16th February 2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 23,635
Posted By MrMark
He also writes some more positive stuff: ...

He also writes some more positive stuff:



and

Spain is reliant to some extent on other economies recovering. For example Germany is its biggest export market, and of course tourism is a big...
Forum: Spain Travel - Advice and Experiences 9th February 2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,793
Posted By MrMark
After looking at your user name, I have a great...

After looking at your user name, I have a great idea for a book or tv series. A detective solving crimes in and around Benidorm.
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 29th January 2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 15,075
Posted By MrMark
Hi! Well I hope it's warmer then than now! ...

Hi!

Well I hope it's warmer then than now!
I don't live in London but I have a few points that may be of interest
- Your exhibition is in Docklands, so probably best to choose a hotel on that...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 25th January 2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,062
Posted By MrMark
Surely if you have internet access, then yes, the...

Surely if you have internet access, then yes, the option IS open to you? (In fact you have the better choice - watch the programme straight away, albeit with advertising breaks, or watch later on the...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 25th January 2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,062
Posted By MrMark
You avoid them to a large extent on most of the...

You avoid them to a large extent on most of the links given.
Forum: Spanish culture, life, food, and news 27th December 2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,570
Posted By MrMark
Which day is the equivalent of Fools' Day

I thought it was 28 December, but this story made me wonder:

http://www.as.com/futbol/articulo/futbol-dueno-city-ofrece-billon/dasftb/20091227dasdaiftb_17/Tes

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan...
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 15th December 2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,514
Posted By MrMark
Why not take an IT course in Spanish. You'll pick...

Why not take an IT course in Spanish. You'll pick up the industry jargon, plus the way familiar words are pronounced differently in Spanish (I gasped when I heard for the first time how Oracle is...
Forum: Life, the Universe, and Everything Else 6th December 2009, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,712
Posted By MrMark
Too late to buy it - just been sold! ...

Too late to buy it - just been sold!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8393866.stm
Forum: Moving to Spain and Living in Spain 30th November 2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,002
Posted By MrMark
Once you learn Spanish well enough, you'll find...

Once you learn Spanish well enough, you'll find that a lot of programs are the same US imports shown on British tv (eg CSI, House etc) just dubbed into Spanish. Other programs like the Apprentice or...
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